stale-while-revalidate

stale-while-revalidate (s-w-r for short) is an HTTP header that defines an extra window of time during which a cache (proxy, user agents) can use a stale asset as long as it revalidates it asynchronously. This improves subsequent page load latencies as stale assets are non longer in the critical path.

Specification

Established standard

Status in Chromium

Blink


No active development (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

  • No public signals
  • In development
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  • Positive

Owners

Last updated on 2017-09-17